Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Collaboration Grants

SPOR aims to build capacity for patient-oriented research and requires that all partners are trained, aligned, prepared, and working collaboratively towards the common goal of increased access to high quality health care and improved patient outcomes.

The goal of the current SPOR Collaboration Grants funding opportunity is to support research teams that contribute to capacity building efforts in patient-oriented research, as identified in the SPOR Capacity Development Framework, and to catalyze opportunities for new/early career investigators to learn in the context of patient-oriented research teams. New/early career investigators are defined as having assumed their first independent academic position (e.g., faculty appointment) no more than five years (60 months) prior to the application deadline.

Examples of research team activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning or team-building activities that assist potential teams in working together to:
    • Identify research questions or emerging issues and priorities;
    • Design a project or study which includes meaningful roles for all team members, including patients; and/or
    • Identify and address the learning needs of team members;
  • Stand-alone patient-oriented research projects;
  • Enhancing existing research projects to become patient-oriented in nature, i.e., become projects which address all elements within the definition of patient-oriented research above.

Linkage Tool

Researchers, potential funding partners and other stakeholders wishing to connect with others in relation to the SPOR Collaboration Grants funding opportunity may choose to complete this survey. The information you provide (your contact information, area of interest, experience/expertise, and with whom you are looking to connect) will appear publically on the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Collaboration Grants web page, which will be updated regularly. Note that completing this survey is not a requirement of the application process for the SPOR Collaboration Grants funding opportunity.

By completing and submitting this survey, you are consenting to having the responses posted, uneditedFootnote 1, in a sortable table at the survey results link below. Survey responses will be posted in the language of submission. Note that you may have your information removed at any time by sending a request to Removal should be effective as of the next update. If you have requested that your name and information be removed and then chose to be reinstated on the list, it is your responsibility to respond to the survey again.

Responses will be pulled from the survey on Friday noon (EST) and updated on the following Wednesday, until the funding opportunity deadline.

Should you have any questions regarding this survey or the tool, please email

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